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Healesville Pottery

2 Hour Beginners Experience of the Pottery Wheel

2 Hour Beginners Experience of the Pottery Wheel

Regular price $125.00 AUD
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Experience the potter's wheel with this 2 hour beginner session. Learn the fundamentals of centering clay and pulling up walls to create cylinders. You'll be guided through the process, then choose two pieces to be finished, glazed and fired by the me. Get the satisfaction of creating your own artwork.

About this experience


Have you always wanted to try the potter's wheel but never had the chance? Get your hands dirty and experience the joy (and challenge) of throwing on the potter's wheel.


During this fun two-hour session, you will learn the process of pottery making.

The session will start with a safety briefing and chat about the process, followed by a quick demonstration of throwing a pot on the wheel. You will then get to jump on the wheel yourself and get stuck into centering clay, pulling the walls and shaping your very own ceramic pieces! 


The clay will be prepared for you to maximize your time on the wheel. Due to the slow nature of the pottery process, your pieces will be trimmed and glazed by Julia after the session.

You may select 2 of your ceramic pieces to be glazed and fired by Julia.

They will be fired twice and ready for collection approximately one month after the session. 

OH&S Requirements:

  • Please wear closed-toe shoes, NO sandals or thongs please. Comfortable clothing and nothing you are scared to get dirty (clay washes out, but it's best not to take chances)
  • Long nails and pottery don't mix! Please make sure yours are trimmed short for the session

 

WHAT TO BRING TO THE POTTERY EXPERIENCE:

An old towel. Close shoes, All long hair has to be tied back, no long nails. A good amount of patience and a positive attitude.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT

A fun and a bit messy experience.

These sessions are for 2 students only and one tutor to ensure rewarding experience.

A 2 hour session within the pottery studio.

Your own dedicated potters wheel.

To keep 2 pieces of work that will be fired and glazed for you.

PRICE INCLUDES

All tuition, use of a potters wheel, tools & clay.

Firing for 2 pieces of work.

Glaze colour selection from sample range.

ADDITIONAL COSTS:

If you require your finished work to be posted to you this will be at an extra charge.

IMPORTANT THINGS TO NOTE

People with back problems or arthritis may find the wheel experience difficult.

Any items produced, left for glaze and firing will take approximately 4 weeks to process. You will be notified by email or SMS once they are ready for collection.

Completed items will be held for 6 weeks for collection. Due to limited shelf space. If not collected 6 weeks after notification of ready to collect, your pieces will be donated to the local op-shops.

- Good To know: If you do not see an available time that suits you. Please email me to arrange another booking time. I will try my best to accommodate a time between my other commitments. healesvillepottery@gmail.com  

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Kindly note these sessions are popular and full payment is required in advance through the online booking system. The fee is non refundable unless the session is cancelled by Healesville Pottery.

If, for any reason you may want to re-schedule a session, you must notify Healesville Pottery no later than 7 days prior to the booked date and time.

This experience is Suitable for 18yo and over

No-shows will not be refunded

The Studio ensures every effort is taken to guarantee the survival of your work through the unpredictable ceramics process. However, the Studio can not be held liable for potential losses or explosions due to thick clay walls  in the kiln firing.

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